Yunnan Tours

Yunnan is rich in tourism resources, such as the ancient tea-horse road, the ancient city of Lijiang, a world cultural heritage, and Shangri-La mentioned in "The Lost Horizon" written by the British writer James Hilton, Kunming, which is like spring all the year round, and the fascinating Meili Snow Mountain. The ancient city of Dali and the beautiful Erhai Lake, Xishuangbanna with rich ethnic cultures.

Welcome travelers worldwide to visit Yunnan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and New Zealand, as well as Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in China. We can customize your own Yunnan trip according to your preferences.

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Best Private Yunnan Travel Packages

If you're looking for the ultimate Yunnan experience, we recommend choosing and customizing one of the best Yunnan tours available, which offers a meticulously planned itinerary featuring must-see destinations like Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-La, and Kunming, with stays at top-rated hotels that provide luxurious amenities and exceptional service, as well as fine dining experiences showcasing the unique and diverse cuisine of Yunnan, all while enjoying the convenience and comfort of a high-quality vehicle and an excellent private guided service that offers knowledgeable insights and a personalized experience to ensure your trip is unforgettable.

Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorgen Hiking Tour

Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking

5 Days Tiger Leaping Gorge Hike in the natural beauty


10 Days Yunnan Tour

South of the Clouds Yunnan

10 Days Yunnan Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri La


8 Days exploration of Yunnan ethnic minorities culture

Minority Discovery

8 Days exploration of Yunnan ethnic minorities culture


luxury Wild Yunnan Discovery

Embark on a luxurious Wild Yunnan Discovery tour and experience the untamed beauty of one of China's most breathtaking regions, with an itinerary that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the province's stunning landscapes, including the majestic Tiger Leaping Gorge trekking, the rugged beauty of Meili Snow Mountain, and the pristine forests of Xishuangbanna, staying at premium accommodations that blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature, from eco-lodges to luxurious tented camps, while savoring the best of local cuisine prepared by expert chefs, with a dedicated guide who shares their intimate knowledge of the region, and a private vehicle with a skilled driver to ensure you can explore Yunnan's wild wonders in style and comfort.

Meili Snow Mountain Tour

Holy Snow Mountain

9 Days to Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri La & Deqin and Mt. Meili


Yunnan Photography Tour

Photography Yunnan

9 Days Yunnan Photography Trip to Kunming


Yunnan foodie travel

Yunnan Foodie Tour

13 Days Foodie Tour, Stimulate your taste bud with Yunnan specialties


Top Cultural Immersion Activities and Secure Outdoor Adventures in Yunnan

Yunnan offers a plethora of interesting hands-on cultural activities and safe adventures for visitors, including learning traditional handicrafts like batik and embroidery in Dali, exploring ancient tea horse road by horseback in Shangri-La, hiking through stunning landscapes in the Meili Snow Mountains, and experiencing the unique customs of ethnic minorities at the colorful market in Kunming's Guandu Old Town.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Tours

Safety is not a problem while traveling in Yunnan. However, keep your personal belongings safe while traveling, avoid empty alleys at night, don't trust strangers' temptations, not to go alone to remote or dangerous places, such as forests, canyons, snow-capped mountains, etc.and so on.

Here are the top tourist destinations in Yunnan, China in short:

  • 1. Lijiang Old Town - A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient architecture and ethnic minority culture.
  • 2. Shangri-La - A scenic Tibetan town with stunning mountain views and traditional Tibetan culture.
  • 3. Dali Old Town - A charming town famous for its Bai ethnic minority culture and beautiful scenery.
  • 4. Yuanyang Rice Terraces - A spectacular scenic area with stunning rice terraces that change color with the seasons.
  • 5. Tiger Leaping Gorge - One of the world's deepest and most scenic gorges, popular for hiking and outdoor activities.
  • 6. Jianshui Old Town - A well-preserved ancient town with unique architecture and cultural heritage.
  • 7. Xishuangbanna - A tropical rainforest region with diverse flora and fauna and unique ethnic minority cultures.
  • 8. Kunming - The capital city of Yunnan known for its pleasant climate, colorful culture, and historical landmarks such as the Stone Forest.

In short, the best time to travel to Yunnan is generally from March to May and from September to November.

During these months, the weather is mild and comfortable, with less rainfall and pleasant temperatures, making it a great time to explore Yunnan's stunning natural scenery and cultural attractions.

Avoid going to Yunnan during July and August, as these two months are the rainy season. It's also best to avoid hiking in Tiger Leaping Gorge during the rainy season.

It is about 2835KM between Beijing and Kunming in Yunnan. The high-speed train from Beijing to Kunming takes about 10 and a half hours, the bullet train takes about 14 hours, the train starting with the letter Z takes 35 hours, while taking a plane takes about 4 hours.

It is about 2320KM between Shanghai and Kunming in Yunnan. The high-speed train from Shanghai to Kunming takes about 11-12 hours, the train with the letter "K" takes about 36-40 hours, and the flight takes about 3 hours.

A trip to Yunnan including Kunming, Dali, Shaxi Ancient Town, Lijiang and Shangri-la realistically takes at least 1 week. However, if you want in-depth exploration, I encourage you to spend 12 days or longer.

Kunming (2-3 days): visit the Stone Forest, Green Lake Park, and the Dragon Gate

Jianshui (1-2 days): explore the ancient town, visit the Zhu Family Garden, and the Confucius Temple

Yuanyang Rice Terraces (2-3 days): see the sunrise/sunset at Duoyishu Village, visit Laohuzui Rice Terraces, and the Azheke Village

Dongchuan Red Land (1-2 days): visit the Luoxiagou Valley, Jinxiuyuan Village, and Damakan Village

Dali (2-3 days): explore the old town, visit Erhai Lake, and Xizhou Village

Shaxi (1 day): explore the ancient town and the local market

Lijiang (2-3 days): stroll around the old town, visit the Black Dragon Pool, and take a cable car to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Shangri-La (2-3 days): visit the Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, and Napa Lake

Meili Snow Mountain (3-4 Days): Songzanlin Monastery and Nixi Pottery Village, Mekong River valley, Mingyong Glacier, Yubeng Village and hike to the Holy Waterfall or the Ice Lake


  • Jinghong City (1-2 days): explore the city center, visit the Mekong River and Manting Park
  • Dai Minority Villages (1-2 days): visit local villages like Ganlanba, Manjinglan, and Jinuo Mountain to experience the local Dai minority culture, customs, and lifestyle
  • Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (1 day): visit the largest botanical garden in China and learn about the region's rich plant diversity, including many rare and endangered species
  • Visit the Menglun Tropical Rainforest Scenic Area (1 day): explore the scenic area, see the Dai ethnic garden and experience the tropical rainforest ecology


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